Brown seizure laid to fatigue, stress
Grammy-winner Chris Brown has suffered a seizure brought on by “intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress,” his publicist said Saturday.
The “Look at me Now” singer suffered a non-epileptic seizure early Friday morning while he was working in a Los Angeles studio, Nicole Perna said via email.
Perna said Brown’s doctor attributes the episode to “intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity.”
The doctor examined the 24-year-old, but he wasn’t hospitalized.
The singer has been on felony probation since the 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Softball game’s rosters a big hit
Its roster of participants is impressive: former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, three Baldwins, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Simon, Jackson Pollock and Kurt Vonnegut, to name just a few.
Organizers of the annual East Hampton Artists & Writers softball games are a little fuzzy about when they got their start – most peg it to around 1948, when artists including Pollock, Willem de Kooning and others organized casual pickup games on summer afternoons in their yards. Today they have become one of the premier events in the Hamptons.
This year’s game, billed as the 65th and slated for Aug. 17, is expected to draw thousands to watch writers such as Carl Bernstein, Richard Reeves and Mike Lupica play artists including Domingo Zapata and Eric Ernst and actors Josh Charles, Lori Singer and others. With the support of corporate sponsors and deep-pocketed donors, the game is expected to raise $100,000 for eastern Long Island charities.
McGraw wins latest round with Curb
A federal court has declined to hear Curb Records’ lawsuit against Tim McGraw and Big Machine Records, another setback in the label’s legal fight with the country star.
A U.S. District Court judge in Nashville, Tenn., signed an order administratively closing the case until a decision over copyright of music McGraw recorded is made in a lawsuit filed in Tennessee state court.
Curb initially filed a lawsuit over copyright and breach of contract issues and tried to bar McGraw from signing with Big Machine Records.
McGraw has countersued, and a judge allowed him to make new music with a different label for the first time in his more than 20 years as a recording artist.
The birthday bunch
Actress Arlene Dahl is 88. Magazine columnist Marilyn Vos Savant is 67. Singer Eric Carmen is 64. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 60. Singer Joe Jackson is 59. Playwright David Henry Hwang is 56. Actress Viola Davis is 48. Actor Will Friedle is 37. Actor Chris Hemsworth is 30.